When you think of it, a man known – indeed celebrated – for breaking into millions of houses in the middle of the night should be considered a substantial security risk.
After all, he’s been doing it for as long as anyone can remember. And he seems to always bypass even the most sophisticated security alarms.
But who can stop him?
Turns out, a security guard on Capitol Hill can at least slow Santa down, albeit briefly.
The Jolly Fat Man was part of a delegation that went to Congress earlier this week to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. But he still had to pass through security before he could add his special kind of magic to those entrenched policy discussions. Indeed, this gives a whole new meaning to the term “belt tightening”.
As seen in this Huffington post story, Santa got the security wand treatment by a Congressional officer who is no doubt still hoping to be on the nice list after doing this screening. Whether anything dodgy was found under that big red tunic is uncertain, as is the status of eight reindeer who were last reported to be cooling their heels while evading snipers on the roof.
And for those of us at Veridin, this episode reinforces two realities of the security business:
1. Always be on guard for potential scams dressed up in funny clothing.
2. And never, ever, get between Santa and his responsibilities for more than a few seconds